Sunday, January 28, 2018

Life Around Here Lately

Hey Reader! Hi! It's been so quiet around here lately... I'm sorry about that.... I promise that I haven't gone and done anything crazy like fallen down a well, or quit blogging forever.
The truth is, life got INSANELY busy. I mean, just totally and completely mental... Here's a rundown:
  1. I got engaged just before the Holidays... and therefore am now wedding planning
  2. Christmas (need I say more?)
  3. Took a trip between Christmas and New Years to escape the Canadian Cold
  4. I came back and less than 2 weeks later my brother got married
  5. Did I mention the wedding planning?
  6. I got given a bunch more responsibility at work (while also taking care of my old responsibilities)
If you saw my Instagram stories this weekend, you may have clued in that I'm a little stressed.
I'm working very long days, nights, early mornings and also weekends, and trying to fit in wedding planning in between. Roll in my other responsibilities, trying (trying) to keep my house clean, and just generally keeping myself fed and I am completely tapped out. 
On top of that, early January is a very busy time of year for Kris work wise, so it's hard for him to pick up my slack.
I've had one of those months where I feel like I'm always scrambling towards the next thing. I notice it most when I'm talking to other people and I'm not focused, loud, and kind of aggressive.
But the name of the blog is Successes AND Messes... not "Look how successful everything is in my life" (that would be boring). So I am here to tell you that right now my life is MESSY, and I'm forging my way through it as best as I can.
Unfortunately, in the midst of all of this chaos the blog took a hit. I wasn't able to keep up with a good posting schedule or really spend much time on it at all. 
The good news? I have some changes coming up professionally that should help, and on top of that we've selected our venue and date (a BIG load off my mind) so wedding planning is less of an urgent issue now. 
Hopefully this means getting back into more regular blogging, getting to the gym, and eating less pizza. Oh and sleep.
So this sorta-but-not-really post is just to let you know that I'm not in a coma, I'm just WAY too overly programmed. On the bright side this means a new challenge on finding an outlet for letting out stress, calming my mind and re energizing. 
I smell a potential blog post series!
Misery loves company so tell me stories of busy lives, and ways to get through the insanity! The funnier the better (because after all, laughter is the best medicine)
xxox, Laura